For great springtime birding, there’s no place like the Indiana Dunes. More than 350 bird species live or migrate through the dunes every year, drawn to Lake Michigan’s open waters and to the diverse habitats available for nesting.
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Check out 3 Interesting Things about Bartlett’s Gourmet Grill & Tavern, home to incredible food, craft beers, giant bloody marys, and a beautiful patio.
In the heart of Indiana Dunes Country in downtown Valparaiso lies Old World Market. This specialty food, wine, and cheese market offers delicious tastes, affordable prices, all served up with a smile—what more could a foodie wish for?
Craft beer fans gather round! Hunter’s Brewing is just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the Indiana Dunes in downtown Chesterton.
Mountain bikers of all levels of experience will have a blast at the 10-mile Outback Trail at Imagination Glen Park! The twists and turns will test your skills.
Enjoy the comforts of home at the Country Inns & Suites by Radisson, located just 10 minutes from the Indiana Dunes. This charming hotel has plenty of perks, including the famous Family Aquatic Center—two pools, a hot tub, and a game room!
I’d like to share with you some of my favorite fun facts about dunes environment, ecology, and history.
There’s no better way to get up close with nature in Indiana Dunes Country than exploring the more than 70 miles of trails that wind through the State Park and National Park.
If you want to immerse yourself in the beautiful natural setting of the Indiana Dunes, camping is one way to make sure you get close to nature. We have great options for camping, whether you’re looking to get away in a peaceful grove of trees or stay a short walk or hike away from the beach.
Our beaches get a lot of attention—and for good reason! Many people consider our 15-mile coastline to be among the best beaches in the world. Here are some insider tips on how to make the most of your beach experience here in Indiana Dunes Country